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Fashion & Luxury Goods Management

The fashion industry is a complex, growing and strongly competitive business sector. Becoming a leader in this fast evolving trade requires individuals to possess an extensive array of managerial skills, a high degree of strategic planning capabilities, interpersonal communications abilities and a creative approach to problem solving.

The aim of ESE Professional Programme in Fashion & Luxury Goods Management is to provide a focused and vocationally oriented education in specific aspects of Fashion & Luxury related disciplines, namely fashion research, marketing, trend forecasting, luxury goods management, brand management and retail management. Working closely with key figures within the fashion and luxury goods industry, the programme will equip the students with an invaluable education and skills base. It will ensure that the candidates develop a competitive fashion business curriculum, allowing them to become the leading fashion innovators of tomorrow.

Course Title: Fashion and Luxury Goods Management

Intake Dates: January, April, September

Modules Offered*:
• Fashion Research, Marketing and Trend Forecasting
• Retail Management
• Brand Management
• E-Business & E-Commerce*

*On the Milan campus only, the programme includes 5 modules (•Luxury Brands Management • Fashion Research, Marketing and Trend Forecasting • Buying and Merchandising • Retail Management • Consumer Behaviour)

Course Duration: 3 months (1 Academic Term)

Total Course Hours: 165 hours
Mode of Delivery: Each module entails one 3-hour session per week for a total of 15 weekly hours (Monday – Friday).
Language of Instruction: English
Mid Term Assessment (30%)
Final Assessment (70%)
(Students must have 80% attendance rate to qualify for final exam and certificate)
Level of Instruction: Undergraduate
Entry Requirements:
• Application form (click here to apply online)
• High-School Diploma or Undergraduate Degree
• Résumé / CV
• Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus)
• Photocopy of passport / ID document
• Three passport-sized photographs
• Non-refundable € 50.00 application fee
Maximum number of Attendees: 30
(In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme)

Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement.*
Professional Opportunities: This course is aimed to students interested in careers in the fashion and luxury business. On completion of the course, participants will be prepared for careers in fashion magazines, show rooms, press offices, fashion houses and as freelance professional for styling agencies. The programme’s luxury component provides students with concrete knowledge of a vast variety of goods and services, such as jewellery, hotels, concierge services, real estate and so forth.
Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme.
Application Process: in order to apply for the course, candidates are required to fill out an online application form and submit a non-refundable application with a fee of € 50.00. The online application is available at

* Visa Regulations Permitting

** Subject to change according to each Campus

Course Fees

Fashion & Luxury Goods Management - Official Brochure (2016) (~1MB)

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I am from Varese ( Italy), and I got my bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the European School of Economics (ESE) in Italy. After my working experiences for “La Gazzetta dello Sport” (the most popular sport newspaper in Italy) and for “Juventus” football club, I  worked for a  Marketing/PR Agency in NY; which inspired and motivated me to start my own activity. In...

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